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16 November 2016

New Tuen Mun River footbridge opens to the public, Hong Kong

The new Tuen Mun River footbridge has opened to the public in Hong Kong. Mott MacDonald designed and supervised construction of the bridge on behalf of the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS).

Since 2006, HKHS has introduced a series of city revitalisation projects to benefit local communities, improve business environments and attract more visitors from other districts. The 85m contemporary Chinese-styled Tuen Mun River footbridge connects Tuen Mun Park and Tin Hau Temple Plaza and forms part of the Tuen Mun River beautification project. It is also linked to improvement works at Tin Hau Temple Plaza.

Mott MacDonald developed and evaluated various footbridge options and recommended the preferred choice which was taken through public consultation and into construction. The consultancy also provided advice and support throughout the civil contract tendering process.

Dr. HT Cheng, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: “Tuen Mun River footbridge is a contemporary yet traditional concrete structure with Chinese-style materials as finishes. It has been a deeply rewarding project, especially as it has been well received by both local councilors and the general public who have witnessed the entire construction process from commencement to completion.”

“Our established track record in footbridge design was key in securing this commission. We look forward to being involved in other city revitalisation projects in the future and improving Hong Kong’s infrastructure through our professional knowledge and expertise,” Dr Cheng added.

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